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John Cameron

Original Orchestrations

One of the most versatile composers in Britain today, Academy-nominated John Cameron created the musical score for every version of Les Misérables from the original Robert Hossein production in 1980 through the RSC, Broadway, tour and concert versions. He won the New York Drama Desk Award for Les Mis in 1986 and the National Broadway Theatre Award in 2002. The New York cast album won a Grammy.

Primarily known for his screen composing and recording work, John recently received an Emmy nomination for his score to A Path To 9/11.

John’s film credits include the Oscar-nominated music score for A Touch Of Class (starring Glenda Jackson and George Segal) and the scores for more than 40 feature and TV films, including the British classic Kes, The Ruling Class, To End All Wars, the mini-series Jack The Ripper and, recently, Little House On The Prairie for Disney.

He has worked with artists as diverse as José Carreras, Ella Fitzgerald, Donovan, Hot Chocolate and Heatwave. European songwriting hits include If I Thought You’d Ever Change Your Mind, Sweet Inspiration and Tap Turns On The Water. John’s concert output includes his cantata Missa Celtica (written for various Celtic soloists, the choir of New College, Oxford, and the English Chamber Orchestra) and major contributions to the New College choir’s bestselling Agnus Dei albums.

Currently composing: The Wonderful Adventures Of Nils in Mandarin Chinese for Wuhan Folk Art Theatre.

Recent theatre composition includes: Alfie, The Musical, Becket (with Dougray Scott), Faust Parts I and II (RSC), and John Caird’s NT production of Hamlet with Simon Russell Beale.

Other shows John has arranged/supervised include: Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Honk and Spend, Spend, Spend. He recently co-composed, with The Gipsy Kings, the music for Zorro — The Musical for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2009.